Governing for Racial Equity: California’s Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity Racial equity capacity-building for State employees

Racial inequities are evident across every indicator of well-being. From life expectancy, to health, education, income, and neighborhood design – race matters. In order to advance racial equity, the California Strategic Growth Council is working in collaboration with the Public Health Institute to support the Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity (CCORE) – a racial equity capacity-building program for California State employees.

CCORE builds on the success of a 2018-2019 Government Alliance for Race and Equity Capitol Cohort pilot initiative, and offers two cohorts for participants to receive training to learn about, plan for, and implement activities that embed racial equity approaches into institutional culture, policies, and practices. Teams of up to 16 State employees represent their affiliated state departments, agencies, and offices, participate in the curriculum, and contribute to advancing racial equity in their organization. The Learning Cohort is for State entities that do not yet have Racial Equity Action Plans and the Advanced Implementation Cohort supports state entities in implementing advanced actions and system changes for racial equity.

This program is supported by Race Forward, the Public Health Institute, and the California Endowment.

Participating Departments and Agencies since 2018: